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Chopin: Piano Concertos No 1 & 2 / François, Frémaux, Et Al


Release Date: 03/14/2000 
Label:  Emi Great Recordings Of The Century Catalog #: 67261   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Samson François
Conductor:  Louis Frémaux
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monte Carlo Opera Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 11 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The choice of the Chopin piano concertos obviously came from French EMI. Samson Francois plays well and provides glittering yet poetically flexible passagework in the finales. Both slow movements are sensitively played and Fremaux keeps the accompaniments vivaciously alive and flowing throughout.

-- Gramophone [5/2000]
The choice of the Chopin piano concertos obviously came from French EMI. Samson Francois plays well and provides glittering yet poetically flexible passagework in the finales. Both slow movements are sensitively played and Fremaux keeps the accompaniments vivaciously alive and flowing throughout.

-- Gramophone [5/2000]
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Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Conductor:  Louis Frémaux
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monte Carlo Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
Date of Recording: 07/1965 
Venue:  Alcazar Hall, Monte-Carlo, Monaco 
Length: 39 Minutes 33 Secs. 
2. Concerto for Piano no 2 in F minor, B 43/Op. 21 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Samson François (Piano)
Conductor:  Louis Frémaux
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monte Carlo Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1830; Poland 
Date of Recording: 07/1965 
Venue:  Alcazar Hall, Monte-Carlo, Monaco 
Length: 31 Minutes 15 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor Op.11 (2000 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro maestoso
Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor Op.11 (2000 Digital Remaster): II. Romanze (Larghetto)
Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor Op.11 (2000 Digital Remaster): III. Rondo (Vivace)
Piano Concerto No.2 in F minor Op.21 (1995 Digital Remaster): I: Maestoso
Piano Concerto No.2 in F minor Op.21 (1995 Digital Remaster): II: Larghetto
Piano Concerto No.2 in F minor Op.21 (1995 Digital Remaster): III: Allegro vivace

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